The history of Torr Home

Plymouth’s premium care home

Torr Home is situated in a beautiful 19th century country mansion in the highest part of the City of Plymouth. It is a grand setting for a Residential and Nursing Home, having extensive grounds of three acres, and enjoys panoramic views over the City of Plymouth, Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor and out to sea over Plymouth Sound as far as the Eddystone Lighthouse.


    The Charity became incorporated during 2006 and today operates under Torr Home, whilst still retaining the original charity number of 202210. With the passage of time Torr Home has evolved into one of the premier residential and nursing homes in Plymouth and the South West. The Charity still specialises in caring for people having visual impairment but has expanded activities to cater for all persons over sixty years of age.
      Full nursing status was acquired during 2008 providing an important new additional service to the residential, convalescence, respite and daycare services already offered by the Charity.
        During 2008/2009, Torr Home undertook a sympathetic development of some redundant buildings in the grounds, to provide a complex of 18 retirement apartments.


          In response to demand and as part of a strategic review that took place during 2006 the Torr Home Charity decided to add a Dementia Nursing Unit to the services it provided. A lengthy and at times difficult process ensued before planning approval was finally granted on the 16th December, 2010 for the construction of a brand new 16 bedroom Dementia Unit known as the Glentor Centre in the grounds of Torr Home.
            The construction of the building spanned all of 2011 with final commissioning taking place during the first quarter of 2012. Nursing and Care staff were recruited during the fourth quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012. Appropriate training was provided to ensure we were ready to open our doors for business before the end of the first quarter of 2012.
              The first Resident arrived on the 12th March, 2012. Thereafter, the number of Residents slowly increased throughout the remainder of the year and by the 4th quarter of the year the Unit was busy, operating successfully and proving a valuable addition to the services provided by the Charity to the community in Plymouth and surrounding areas.

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